|La Lingua La Vita is located in Todi, a very charming small
medieval town in Umbria, called The Green Heart of Italy. Ideally situated
between Rome and Florence and thanks to its beautiful panoramic surroundings, rich in art,
architecture and natural beauty, Todi is the perfect location to have a cultural
experience while learning the Italian language.
believe that language is an expression of people and their culture, and our courses
integrate language with many aspects of Italian life and traditions including painting and
architecture, opera, cinema, literature, wine and food, ceramics and crafts.
Our Italian courses are taught in a unique manner so that you can improve
your Italian language skills while experiencing daily life in an enriching and rewarding
way. You have the opportunity to put Italian into practice daily by participating in a
variety of cultural activities and excursions, and by socializing with our friendly local
La Lingua La Vita has been operating since 1988. From the beginning of its
history, our institute has based its teaching philosophy on the concept that the student
is the focal point, recalling the theories of American psychologist Carl Rogers
(1902-1987), founder of the humanistic human-centered approach. We utilize the
communicative method in teaching while customizing each course to the
individual needs of our students. We cater for students of all ages and competencies and
we personalize our training courses with new learning techniques aimed at achieving our
students specific language goals for both social and or professional purposes. Using
this approach, participants learn how to communicate effectively in a variety of everyday
The program is very flexible, participants can choose the duration of the
course, ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks depending on the their specific requirements.
Language classes take place in the morning while afternoons are reserved for cultural
Class lessons are just a portion of this path to language and culture which
are amplified by traditional and cultural activities including guided visits to places of
interest rich in art history in Umbria, cooking classes, wine tasting and also unique
experiences like aperitivi chatting in the piazza cafè. These conversations
will be supervised by language professionals selected by the school so that the students
can have real Italian experiences and learn while having fun.
Accommodation in central Todi is provided as part of the program. Students
can choose to stay in renovated apartments or, for even deeper immersion with the local
culture, can choose to stay with Italian families in either full or half-board
We pride ourselves on using innovative techniques and inspiring learning,
teaching and assessment techniques, and this has been a key feature in attracting students
from all around the world and seeing them return from year to year.